Sean said that to me 2 nights ago and it unclenched my shoulders from around my ears. We moved to Vermont thinking we’d get pregnant without too much hassle and we wanted to be settled and around family and in a safe place to raise a family. Since that hasn’t happened, I’m starting to feel really trapped here, like I just dragged us somewhere with a not-so-great economy and winters that try to kill you for no good reason. I was working myself up to a fever pitch after a particularly stressful snow drive and that simple statement cut through all the crazy like magic.
I’m a master un-stuck-getter (unstickifier?) but it often happens in a very, very wild way. Freaked out about something? Whatever, just pack up your shit and jam. No worries – until I get into the fire from the frying pan and realize that “just jam” isn’t a very good game plan.
Action should be a creation, not a reaction.
We aren’t stuck. We have a million ways to change how we move forward. We just need to make sure that in the act of unsticking, we keep our reactionary emotions in check and our next steps mindful. I don’t know how things will unfold, but I do know that I have the power to make each situation a creation.